Director: Harutyun Khachtryan
This wordless wonder examines life in the wake of the Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict, as seen through the eyes of a stray buffalo.
In this poetic drama, given framework by the passing seasons, filmmaker Harutyun Khachatryan details the minutia of everyday comings and goings of a border town following the Armenia and Azerbaijan conflict of the 1990s.
An injured buffalo is recovered by villagers and taken back to the farm, where it is regarded as a stranger by the other animals, farmers and refugees. Through this supposedly insensate beast - and without dialogue as a tool - Khachatryan contemplates the lasting effect of war on his people.